Desperate Brays of a Frustrated IT Mule

August 8, 2007

Apple or Microsoft ?

Filed under: Technology — technodonkey @ 9:22 am

X-Men III had a tagline …….. “Whose side will you be ? ” . The same applies for these tech giants as well. That Microsoft copied the Mac and based all its features on the same is  a de facto, and it continues to do that be it Vista vs OS/X or Zune vs IPod. But the question here is . Who is better ?. I just thought about some important consideration parameters that could be thought of while comparing them and rating the same.

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The opinion is solely based on my readings and findings and history of these two companies. So lets see who eventually comes out on the top ! We just rate them on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest

                                       Apple                          Microsoft

Technology                   9                                    8     

Innovation                   9                                    7

Market Penetration     6                                  9

Leadership                    9                                 9

Product Features        9                                  8

Business Acumen        7                                  9

User Support              9                                  7

Stability                       8                                  6

Fut ure                         8                                   9

Internet                        6                                  8

Growth                        6                                     8

“Cool” Factor             9                                     7    

Total                        95                                    95

A Tie it is ! wow , For heavens sake! the donkey had no idea when the ratings were being done that it would eventually end up being a lock . So it as it poised, both the giants have an equal chance of outdoing the other as of now , but whose line will be be neway?  …….. for once, even time wont be able to tell !

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August 6, 2007

Independent XAML Project

Filed under: Technology — technodonkey @ 2:07 pm

the donkey is working on an independent project in XAML. Its an 3D XAML application that allows user to watch movies , picture album, microsoft word processing , mail checking etc all embedded in a different sides of a cube ! . Didnt get it ???

see below !

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right now i am using the 3D api from codeplex in order to make the controls interact. I am almost done with the UI and mapping logic, now just need to figure out a trivial things. Then …… with just single cube , you can accomplish 6 functionlities, something like

1 watch a movie on one face,  2 open your word application on the other, 3 view photo gallery on the 3rd, browse the web on the 4th , 5 download your favourite songs on the 5th and scrape on orkut on the 6th , now thatz cool , pretty cool !

WPF and XAML – Future of Desktop Development

Filed under: Programming,Technology — technodonkey @ 7:53 am

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Windows Presentation Foundation aka WPF aka “Avalaon” aka “WinFx” coupled with XAML aka “Zammel”  is the future of developing rich UI applications. My personal experience of working with XAML since 1 month now has made me too acknowledge the same. Development has never been so easy, err.. Rich UI Development has never been so easy.

 Some quick key features listed here :

 1 Clear Separation of UI and Business Logic (no i mean a really really clear separation …no just on paper but on the screen as well)

2 Graphical Processing through GPU (thanks to Direct3D ) instead of overloading the CPU

 3 3D Application Development (The donkey just developed a 3d window that plays movies and can be rotated in X,Y and Zee)

 4 Effective use of “Declarative Programming” rather than “Procedural Programming”

5 Seamless integration with revolution microsoft products like the Expression Studio.

6 Enhanced Web Development with WPF/E (requires Silverlight plugin)

 There are many more but that will do as of now !! :0)

Some key features 

August 1, 2007

Work Pressure neone ???

Filed under: Gaming — technodonkey @ 3:48 pm

Ever heard urself or ur manager talking about a hard day at work where there was just too much pressure to handle . Take a break  and see this video. The donkey bets work pressure will never feel the same again after seeing what real job pressure and commitment is .

Just for the records, its about how a video game is made. Its no CHILD’S PLAY or as a matter of fact NO DESI TECHIE COMPANIES cup of coffee.

http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/10086

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